This lyrical autobiographical novel tells the story of Marie Rodgers, born into harsh rural poverty in northern Missouri at the end of the last century. Hers is a family nurtured in poverty: her father a charming but shiftless itinerant worker, her mother undernourished and overworked. In a world where the choices for a woman are marriage or prostitution, Marie is fiercely determined to choose neither. Struggling to educate herself, haunted by the family she leaves behind, Marie's restless nature cannot reconcile sexual ...

Daughter of Earth 2011, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY

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Daughter of Earth 1993, Feminist Press, New York, NY

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Daughter Of Earth 1977, Virago Press Ltd, London

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